Oklahoma City (63-59)
The losing continues for OKC - 10 straight and counting - as Sacramento scored the final four runs of the game in an 8-5 win over the RedHawks. Jose Cisnero lasted 2IP, allowing 5H/4R (2ER), 3K:1BB; Sergio Perez was charged with a third unearned run in his 3.2IP; Brian Sanches took the Brandon Lyon (BS/L) with 1H/1ER, 0K:2BB in 1.2IP. Jose Valdez allowed 3H/2ER, with the rare 4Ks in 1IP. Mark Hamburger faced one batter and got two outs to close the game. Landon Powell, Jose Valdez, and manager Tony DeFrancesco (whom Subber10 noted has perhaps lost the clubhouse) were all ejected in the 8th inning by home plate umpire Stephen Barga.
J.B. Shuck led the way with a 3x5, RBI night; Marc Krauss was 2x4, and Matt Downs was 1x5 with 2RBI. Mike Hessman hit his 30th homer of the season in the 2nd inning. Brian Bixler drew a walk and got a hit, scoring both times he reached base.
Man of the Match: J.B. Shuck.
A three-run 2nd inning by Springfield was all they needed, in a 5-2 win over Corpus to avoid the sweep. Paul Clemens gave up 9H/3ER, 3K:2BB with two wild pitches for the loss. Kevin Chapman threw 1.2IP, giving up 2H/0ER and striking out three. Jason Stoffel gave up 2ER on 3H in 1.1IP.
Jake Goebbert (2B) and Andy Simunic (2B) had your multi-hit games, while Jon Singleton got a double and a walk. The Hooks were 2x9 w/RISP and left six in scoring position with two outs.
Man of the Match: Uhhh, how about Jake Goebbert? I like him.
Lexington scored two runs in the top of the 9th, but the comeback bid ultimately failed in a 4-3 loss at Savannah. SP Chris Devenski made his second start for the Legends (after coming over from Kannapolis in the Brett Myers trade), and went 5IP, with 6H/4ER, 5K:4BB. Tommy Shirley threw three scoreless innings, allowing three hits, with 5K:2BB.
C.J. Moon was 2x5 with an RBI; Matt Duffy and Jobduan Morales had your other hits; while Brandon Meredith drew two walks and Justin Gominsky drew three walks on the night. Jay Austin was 0x3 with a walk and 2 GIDPs as the Legends were 1x11 with RISP.
Man of the Match: Justin Gominsky.
Off. All-Star Break.
GCL Astros (23-26)
The GCL Astros won a wild one over the GCL Cardinals, 11-10, after scoring the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the 8th after the GCL Cardinals overcame a 6-run Astros' 2nd inning. Kyle Hallock continued his rehab with 2H/0ER in 1IP; Enderson Franco gave up a nutso 12H/6ER with 4K in 5IP; Ambiorix De Leon had an Ugly, with 6H/4ER in 0.1IP. Gera Sanchez took the win with 2H/0ER in 2.2IP.
Catcher Alfredo Gonzalez was 3x4 with a double; 2B Yoel Silfa made his Stateside debut and went 2x3 with a double and 4RBI; Edwin Gomez (RBI) and Darwin Rivera (2RBI) had two hits each, and Brett Phillips was 1x3 with two walks, an RBI, and his 7th stolen base of the season.
Man of the Match: Yoel Silfa.